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TOLOnews 10pm News 20 January 2021

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration will review the peace agreement with the Taliban. 

"We want to end this so-called forever war. We want to bring our forces home. We want to retain some capacity to deal with any resurgence of terrorism, which is what brought us there in the first place," Blinken said at his Senate confirmation hearing. 

Wahid Omar, presidential adviser, on Wednesday said that the reasons given by parliament for rejecting the draft budget plan are not legitimate, stating that the government and the parliament should continue their discussions to finalize the budget plan.

However, lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament have threatened to approve the budget plan through the parliament’s own amendments if the government fails to address the demands of the parliament in the budget plan.

News Hour

TOLOnews 10pm News 20 January 2021

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration will review the peace agreement with the Taliban. 

"We want to end this so-called forever war. We want to bring our forces home. We want to retain some capacity to deal with any resurgence of terrorism, which is what brought us there in the first place," Blinken said at his Senate confirmation hearing. 

Wahid Omar, presidential adviser, on Wednesday said that the reasons given by parliament for rejecting the draft budget plan are not legitimate, stating that the government and the parliament should continue their discussions to finalize the budget plan.

However, lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament have threatened to approve the budget plan through the parliament’s own amendments if the government fails to address the demands of the parliament in the budget plan.

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